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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Use of medicines by persons with disabilities in Sao Paulo state areas, Southeastern Brazil
Author: Castro, SS
Pelicioni, AF
Cesar, CLG
Carandina, L
Barros, MBD
Alves, MCGP
Goldbaum, M
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To analyze the use of medicines and the main therapeutic groups consumed by persons with physical, hearing and visual disabilities. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed, where data from the 2002 Inquerito Multicentrico de Sande no Estado de Sao Paulo (ISA-SP - Sao Paulo State Multicenter Health Survey), as well as the 2003 Inquerito de Sande no Municipio de Sao Paulo (ISA-Capital - City of Sao Paulo Health Survey), Southeastern Brazil, were analyzed. Respondents who reported having disabilities were studied, according to variables that comprise the database: geographic area, gender, income, age group, ethnic group, use of medicines and types of drugs consumed. RESULTS: The percentage of use of drugs by persons with disabilities was 62.8% among the visually impaired; 60.2% among the hearing impaired; and 70.1% among the persons with physical disabilities. Individuals with physical disabilities consumed 20% more medications than non-disabled ones. Among persons with visual disabilities, the most frequently consumed drugs were diuretics, agents of the renin-angiotensin system and analgesics. Persons with hearing disabilities used more analgesics and agents of the renin-angiotensin system. Among those with physical disabilities, analgesics, antithrombotics and agents of the renin-angiotensin system were the most frequently consumed medicines. CONCLUSIONS: There was a greater use of medicines among persons with disabilities than non-disabled ones. Persons with physical disabilities were those who most consumed medicines, followed by the visually impaired and the hearing impaired.
Subject: Disabled Persons
Drug Utilization
Drugs of Continuous Use
Morbidity Surveys
Country: Brasil
Editor: Revista De Saude Publica
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2010
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